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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

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Economic & tech summits set to usher in new year
Brice WallaceThe new year was heralded with fireworks, and January is offering the business community a pair of bang-up events.The Utah Economic Outlook & Policy Summit takes place Jan. 16 and will feature a keynote presentation by former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. That ...


Utah jobless rate down another bit to 3.2% in November
Utah’s unemployment rate — already among the best in the nation — took another dip in November to 3.2 percent, down 0.1 percent from October. The Department of Workforce Services said that means just over 50,000 people are still looking for jobs in the state.&nb...


Is Utahns' optimism waning? Attitude index takes dip
Could it be that Utah consumers are losing a little bit of their enthusiasm about the economy? After consecutive record-setting highs in October and November, the Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index (CAI) dipped slightly, decreasing from 124.4 in November to 118.7 in December...


Peter Huntsman takes reins
The patriarch of the Utah family that founded the Huntsman Corp. has announced that he is stepping down as executive chairman of the company. In Jon Huntsman Sr.’s place, son Peter Huntsman has been named chairman of the board of directors. Peter Huntsman has been serving a...


WABCO invests $10 million in Nikola
WABCO Holdings Inc., the parent company of Auderghem, Brussels-based WABCO Vehicle Control Systems, has purchased a 1 percent stake in Nikola Motor Co. The $10 million investment tabs the worth of the Salt Lake City-based developer of electric vehicles at $1 billion, according to...


Pet Expo coming to Utah
The 2018 debut of Salt Lake City Pet Expo is set for July 14-15 at the Golden Spike Event Center in Ogden. The event runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday and is free to the public. Pets are welcomed and encouraged to attend, according to organizers.{mprest...


TravelPass buys travel planning website
Lehi-based TravelPass Group, a hotel-booking service serving over 1 million properties worldwide, has acquired Jauntaroo, a travel planning and discovery website, from Vacation Travel Match LLC of Smithfield. Terms were not disclosed.“The acquisition of Jauntaroo, as w...


North Salt Lake-based Orbit Irrigation names Eyring as president
Orbit Irrigation Products has announced that Stuart Eyring has been appointed president of the North Salt Lake-based sprinkler system products manufacturer. He replaces K.C. Ericksen, who will continue to serve on the board of Pro-Mark Inc., the holding company of Orbit and siste...


GOED incentives: Two films and a TV pilot set to receive cash rebates from state for production in Utah
Incentives for two film project and one TV production were approved in December by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) board.A cash rebate incentive of up to $120,752 was approved for Provenance Productions LLC for “Forger,” a feature documentar...


Rural Fast Track awards announced
The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) board, at its December meeting, endorsed Rural Fast Track grants for eight companies. The grants had been approved by the Governor’s Rural Partnership Board.Recipient companies are:• Na...


Calendar

Calendar listings are provided as a free service to our readers. Information about upcoming events may be sent to brice@slenterprise.com. The submission deadline is one week before publication.

2018 Legislative Priorities Breakfast - January 10
A Utah Valley Chamber event. Location is Utah Valley University’s Culinary Arts Institute, 661 E. Timpanogos Parkway, Building L, Orem. Details are at http://www.thechamber.org.

30th Annual “Share the Magic” Event - January 19
A West Jordan Chamber of Commerce event featuring dinner, live entertainment, a silent auction and awards ceremony recognizing the achievements of the stars in the community. Location is The Gathering Place at Gardner Village, 1100 W. 7800 S., West Jordan. Details are at http://www.westjordanchamber.com.

30th Annual “Share the Magic” Event - January 19
A West Jordan Chamber of Commerce event featuring dinner, live entertainment, a silent auction and awards ceremony recognizing the achievements of the stars in the community. Location is The Gathering Place at Gardner Village, 1100 W. 7800 S., West Jordan. Details are at http://www.westjordanchamber.com.

Wasatch Choice 2050 and Mayor’s Metro Solutions - January 23
Presented by Salt Lake County Regional Development, Wasatch Front Regional Council, the University of Utah’s Department of City & Metropolitan Planning, Envision Utah, and the Mountainland Association of Governments. The combined event brings together stakeholders from across the region to discuss how to increase access to jobs and educational opportunities through the development of the WC2050 Preferred Scenario. Keynote speakers are Bruce J. Katz and Jeremy Nowak, co-authors of The New Localism: How Cities Can Thrive in the Age of Populism. Location is Salt Palace Convention Center, 100 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City. Registration can be completed at http://www.Eventbrite.com.

 

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